It's officially official. The Indianapolis Colts announced today that they have agreed to terms with CFL wide receiver Duron Carter.
Carter (6-5, 205 pounds) is the son of NFL Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter, and he has made a name for himself while in the Canadian Football League the past two years. He had some off the field trouble in college that derailed his playing career, but in the CFL he put together two impressive seasons, even being a CFL All-Star in 2014. He racked up 124 receptions for 1,939 yards and 12 touchdowns in two CFL seasons with the Montreal Allouettes.
The Colts have been interested in Carter for a number of months, and last week it was reported that a deal was close to being done, and now it's official that the Colts and Carter have agreed to terms. He is a very intriguing prospect, especially after Seattle's Chris Matthews had a great game in the Super Bowl - since Matthews was a former CFL receiver who has great height as an advantage. That's a similar story to Carter, and it's easy to hope that Carter can do what Matthews did last night.
This is a good signing for the Colts to help boost their receiving corps by adding a guy with great size and a lot of talent, and while he still is a raw receiver who has work to do, there's reason to be optimistic and excited about the move.
For complete coverage of Duron Carter, check out our story stream on the Colts's pursuit of him.